Completely hidden behind overgrown trees and brush, this cottage had been stripped to the studs then left abandoned to rot in place.
We brought this South Knoxville home back to life so the future owners could easily walk or bike to the Baker creek preserve and the Urban Wilderness or walk over to SoKno tacos for dinner. Pretty sweet, huh?
This is a complete interior and exterior renovation with a new metal roof, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, insulation, James Hardie siding, Anderson windows, brand new kitchen, GE appliances and a bathroom full of style. Essentially everything in this previously stripped cottage is new but the original oak studs.
Tiny by some standards, the Pearson cottage lives much larger than it’s square footage. It proves that you can live well in a smaller space if it is quality built and infused with good design.
a 1930’s farmhouse right in the middle of South Knoxville that turns out to be the White farmhouse of Heather’s childhood dreams and the most challenging home we have ever encountered. But, it is our home, thus we only have to answer to ourselves on design choices.
It will have the original trim work and Heart of Pine flooring restored, an amazing set of 8 foot tall bi-fold doors from Knox Heritage Salvage store to be used in the master bedroom, Semi Custom hand made kitchen cabinet doors to be painted a yet to be determined fun color, a built-in China cabinet in the dining kitchen, vintage light fixtures and the original 10 ft ceiling exposed to name a few details.
Basically, this one is our playground of our minds.
Welcome to Knoxville! This 1920s Craftsman was our first project in our new hometown, and it was definitely the scariest house on the block. After a full, to the studs renovation that involved some major foundation work and all new mechanicals, we brought this little house from potential tear down to being the charming home it is now. Blood, sweat, and tears are a major understatement, but so worth it!
the after photo
This is a quick update until we get the real photographer over to do their work here shortly
End of the road, bottom of the valley, on the creek. A true hidden gem. It took some very creative thinking to turn this dilapidated 70's box into a modern farm house, but we think that's what she really wanted to be all along.
We almost threw a molotov cocktail at this one. In the end, she turned into a beautiful lady who is the belle of the neighborhood.
Before we began this was what we purchased.
The army of ants attacking the pop tarts was bad.
This house in Austin, TX had been everything from a halfway house to a college students' rental before we got our hands on it, and it had been neglected and abused for a long time. We opened up some walls, punched in some larger windows and french doors, and completely gutted the kitchen and bathrooms. This was our first project together as a couple, and after a hectic 4 month renovation, we held our wedding in the back yard.